A moto of the police subculture that is said around the United States is, “It is better to be judged by twelve than carried by six,” (Herbert, 1998). The moto that is said around police departments means, it is better to break the law and deal with the consequences in court than to die and have six fellow officers carrying your body at the funeral. This issue of safety determines how officers perform in situations throughout their shift and how they approach them to find a solution. There are many different techniques used by police departments in order to keep the officers’ safe while on the job. Officers in dangerous areas usually go on patrol in pairs, that way two officers are on the scene right away rather than just one officer.
Police brutality is a very serious issue and there are ways to resolve the issue. One might say, "Well cops have nothing to hide so it shouldn 't be a big problem for them to have the cameras right?" But regardless of the person who says that, police are humans too. Body cameras in policing will improve the accountability of each officer because people behave differently when they know they are being watched and police should feel the same way. The first reason why police should wear body cameras is because when police use the camera, the camera will
Police should not have the mentality that they are immune to the court of law due to the fact mere fact that they are officers of the law. There are several cases where the police use physical force and/or verbally abuse a person with no regard
I mentioned a few reasons on how the use of force has made police officers look bad. It is making officers look bad because recordings from the public only show the beatings and shootings, but do not capture the beginning of the confrontation. It will be bet for officers and the goof being of the community I officers use body-worn cameras because it will capture every second that happens between confrontations. The use of force is granted to the officers if they feel like the suspect is dangerous or is not complying with the officer. It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force.
3. The cons about body cameras are privacy issues and limitations. Body cameras are seen as an invasion of privacy, as they provide state-owned footage. When police cameras are on, they will capture everyday civilian and police behavior that does not necessarily need to be recorded. Because it is not practical to have cameras play constantly, there must be guidelines for when police should turn their cameras on and off.
The law enforcement codes of ethics is used as an oath. The police department has failed to represent the code of ethics for several years. In most cases officers use excessive force to arrest or shoot to kill ,Awador Diallo , and Eric Garner are synonyms of police brutality and how it shows the ethical behavior. My thought on ethics are that ethics are responsibility that are meant to be followed by society . The unethical behavior in law enforcement has cause society to fear and rebel against the law enforcement due to the criminal actions that are being made against society.
Either way there needs to be something that can protect the public from police misconduct and also protect law enforcement from dealing with false accusations that can tarnish their reputation. That is why body worn cameras need to be mandatory for all police officers to wear because it protects the public and the police officers that are wearing them. A couple positive outcomes police officers wearing body cameras is how they can lower police officers misuse of authority and also lower false complaints against officers as well. These are two
The first contact that an offender has with the criminal justice system tends to begin with a police officer. By having more defined policies and procedures emplaced at police departments, the biases that we have can be controlled and minimized significantly. The warnings and citations would have to exclude any and all areas where ethnicity and or race are requested. As well, all documents presented to court would have to exclude all possible personal identifiers of the person being handled; even that I am not sure to be possible. We live in a world of uncertainties that cause the law to be
The claim was held against the Minister of Police due to the policemen who were on duty and in charge of the premises failing to protect Ewels. The court said that there was a legal duty on the policemen on duty to prevent Ewels from being assaulted and this prevention Ewels to claim for damages. The court made this decision based on the statutory provisions of the Police Act, 7 of 1958 where there exists a legal duty on an officer of higher rank to bear authority and control, this authority also stated in section 5 of the Police Act, 7 of 1958, which makes it obligatory for the policemen on duty to intervene and prevent crime ensuring the maintenance of law and order. We also consider section 205 (3) of the